In August 1933, Dr. J. Gresham Machen of Westminster Theological Seminary gave a lecture on The Necessity of the Christian School. The two reasons he gave were first for the sake of liberty and second for the propagation of the Christian religion. The reprint of this lecture can be found at

72 years later the concerns which Dr. Machen had, have come to fruition. The United States and Canada have lost significant liberty and the decline of the Christian religion is a sad reality. The scope of this devastation is largely under appreciated because it has happened gradually, and like the frog in the slowly heated pot of water, liberty and the Christian religion may die out in this land. If you told your neighbours how we are less free today than 75 years ago they may give you a puzzled look but if you told them Canada is less Christian than 75 years ago they would probably agree. Unfortunately most people don’t realize that as we become more of a secular nation this will also result in a lost liberty. I hope you are concerned with what is happening in our country, but be confident that providing a classical and Christian education for your children is one of the best things you could possibly do in the fight for liberty and in the battle for the hearts and minds of the next generation.

Over a hundred years ago A.A. Hodge warned of the dangers of government controlled education. I encourage you to read his three points at These two godly men, many years ago predicted the results of our society’s approach to education. It’s not to late to head their advice.